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can we do for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> united states, canada, and russia stake their claim. we find out how much is up for grabs. no one wants to be left out. >> within the next 20 years, there will be no ice here, which means this could become an extremely his busy shipping lane. >> welcome to gmt. i am jonathan charles. why is a larry summers stepping down? president obama's most senior economic adviser will go weeks until the election. another blow for the american president. the ban on openly gay men and women in the u.s. military stays in place. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and night will soon be falling in parts of the arctic. the latest battleground in the fight to exploit the world resources. politicians are meeting in moscow to discuss this. canada, the united states, russia, and some scandinavian countries are trying to assert their rights. in a moment, we'll hear the view from canada and norway. >> a record-breaking voyage by russian ships this summer through the shrinking size of the arctic sea. shrinking -- ice of the arctic sea. a new, fast
as to how the animals should act. so he went to st. lawrence bay canada to understand how seals behave in their natural habitat. he recorded the seals' cries so their robotic protege would have over 20 real sounds with which to be programmed. the robotic seal is covered with sensors that enable it to respond to visual, audio and tactile stimuli. shibata developed the touch sensors, placed in 12 spots around the robot, so when a person strokes him, he can determine the direction and speed as well as amount of pressure being applied. >> translator: he learns who movement will encourage its owner to pet it. the owner or others who stroke him, will determine what kind of personality it has and the movements it makes. >> reporter: o . >> reporter: 1,700 robots have been sold. and many hospitals have validated its therapeutic effect. >> translator: hello there. oh, you're so smart. >> reporter: five years ago, this day care center in toyama prefecture started using the robot. they said they felt noticeably better after interacting with the robot. >> translator: everyone's face lights up when
an impact on its export industry. >>> the japanese government filed a complaint against canada for unfairing subsidizing its solar energy sector. the ontario government is planning to increase their ratio next year. japan said the subsidies are not fair to japanese solar panel makers operating in canada and says they violate wto rules, which ban unfair treatment of imported products. japan says it will ask the organization to establish a committee of experts to resolve the case if agreement through talks is not reached between the two countries. the government says it has taken that case to the wto to prevent the rise of protectionism in environmental-related industries. the solar energy sector is forecast to see substantial growth. the united states and the european union are expected to file complaints. >>> prime minister kan has asked california governor arnold schwarzenegger to invest in japan's bullet train system for the united states' plans transportation system. he said there had been no fatal accidents since it was introduced more than 40 years ago. the prime minister asked the gove
to have huge depolts of oil and gas, and russia and canada both say it is thirst. here is our report. >> global climate change is transforming the arctic. the polarized caps shrinking as temperatures rise. already, energy companies are moving in, sensing a massive opportunity as the area opens up for commercial exploitation. it is thought the arctic region may contain vast reserves of oil and gas, and that is leading to growing competition between the countries which surround it. today, the foreign ministers of russia and canada discussed their competing claims to take control of a large part of the arctic, including the north pole. their claims will eventually be judged by international experts. >> both russia and canada respect the united nations as well as the u.n. convention on the law of the southeast, and we will submit our data on the ridge, and we are confident that our case will prevail, backed by scientific evidence. >> but the russians are already concerned that nato military forces could be sent to the arctic to protect western interests. >> we don't see, frankly speaking
composed of the united states, sweden, norway, denmark, and canada who would care? what would be the point? the whole point of those bodies is to confront those countries whose behavior is problematic. you have to have the human rights violators in the human rights council, otherwisethere is no point. i think that is with the idea of some standards for performance should come in for who gets to sit on what body at the u.n. host: the united nations came into existence in 1945. the currentecretary general of the u.n. is -- albert on our republican line, go ahead. obama: why haven't the administration pulled the plug on colonialism? he had a shot to do his legacy in foreign policy but he has not spoken out against colonialism? could you explain that to me? guest: there is not much of it left. there are few countries left in the world under colonialism. he has talked to the united nations about the need to fd new ways of cooperation against transnational cooperative the threats. i think his argument at the united nations has been -- has been pretty compelling. his argument at the un, i think,
forbid homosexuals from serving openly in the military. some of our staunchest ally, britain, canada, israel, allow gay people to serve openly in the military. >> we'll follow it closely. all the more interesting. lady gaga's involved. we'll check in later. chris lawrence in washington. >>> a nasty fight in washington over extending the bush tax cuts. we've been talking about that a lot. bottom line, what's better for the economy? i guess in some circles what's better for voters? we went out and asked a bunch of economists what they thought. you'll hear their answers after this break. it's just outside of lancaster. sure, i can download directions for you now. we got it. thank you very much! check it out. i can like, see everything that's going on with the car. here's the gas level. i can check on the oil. i can unlock it from anywhere. i've received a signal there was a crash. some guy just cut me off. i'll get an ambulance to you right away. safely connecting you in ways you never thought possible. onstar. live on. >>> all right. ym your money, today your taxes. at the center avenu
celebrating their expansion to canada. the company asked for actors to play specific roles including mothers, film buffs, even couch potatoes. they had the outside media do interviews about the netflixes in canada. netflixes issued an apology. they say the company did it as part of a fake documentary they planned to shoot in order to obtain a permit for the press event. >> too bad we weren't there. i could play the couch potato. >> that was my role! >> you're the mother. >> that, too. the couch potato mom. >> impersonating a police officer in east bay. what you need to watch out for. >> a big change for the chp after two high-profile chases in san jose. >> the stomach-turning reason millions of cans of baby formula are being recalled this morning. >> i'm terry mcsweeney with the story of healthcare reform. lots of them arriving today. some people love them, some hate them. just about everyone is impacted by them. the story coming up. >> and looking at the lower 48, our major airports are flowing freely but you can see a big massive storm system moving through the midwest which will cause del
, davis guggenhime, featuring jeffrey canada from harlem who has shown it is possible for great schools even in poor neighborhoods. this week the department of education announced grants to replicate his success in 20 more cities. >> i thought it was a little slanted because i think that there are a lot of great public schools. >> does anyone in your group think the status quo is working? >> no, not at all. >> reporter: they also agree on what's at stake. >> you know, i want to be a teacher. >> reporter: a child's future. >> i want to be a nurse. >> i want to be a doctor. >> reporter: michelle miller cbs news new york. >>> a video singer katy perry taped for "sesame street" being kicked to the kucurb. yesterday. producers announced they would not air it after receiving complaints from parents. they overnight, she tweeted looks like my play date with elmo has been cut short. i'm a little hot here. this morning actress tom selleck and donnie walberg. i'm terrell brown. this is the "cbs morning news. ds of the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel or restaurant workers who lost their jobs to the
on this friday. let me take you through the forecast heading into the weekend. cooler air coming down from canada. today, it's chillier in kansas city, chicago and minneapolis. it's cool her for your saturday, at least, but that really cool air won't arrive in areas like atlanta until sunday. so that's the theme. slowly, but surely we're going to cool it off. sunday, we have a chance for showers and thunderstorms in the east, but atlanta, it's ban long time since you've been in the 70s for a high and that will be much in the southeast, too. d.c., you have one more two more hot days and fall officially arrives for you. >>> well, if you're watching us on who13, des moines, iowa, check out the state's largest arts and crafts fair with over 300 exhibiters all at the iowa state fairgrounds. that's your "early today" event of the day. i imagine you would go to the crafts and head over to the deep fried oreos. >> i go straight to the deep fried ors. what are you thinking? >> deep fried twinkies? >> it's so sinful, it's perfectly delicious. i'll try it next time i see it. >>> up on the silver screen this
on board was actually carrying explosives. the plane carrying 273 people was flying from canada to pakistan. passengers were evacuated from the plane to waiting buses at the airport. authorities stay a woman in canada phoned in the threat. the man in custody is a canadian citizen of pakistani descent. those explosives were found on him and swedish officials are now searching the airline jet. >> jamie: iranian president ahmadnejad now back home attending the u.n. assembly in new york. his visit not unexpectedly a controversial one when he made remarks about the september 11th attacks. ahmadnejad says he and most of the world, he believes, that the u.s. was behind that attack, and he suggests the u.n. create a fact finding panel to find out. president obama fired right back accusing ahmadnejad of making offensive and hateful comments. >> kelly: an american astronaut and two cosmonauts back on earth after a six month mission in spice. american trayssy dyson saying goodbyes at the international space station moments before leaving for earth. the three crew members expedition taking off after a
that harvests -- bad harvests in russia and canada. the traders panicked. this creates a situation that is quite irrational. it is detached from the fundamentals of supply and demand. it does impact food importing countries. >> it is not irrational from the point of view of those who want to make big profits. are you saying that there are people around the world who are manipulating the market for their own ends? >> since 2005-2006, a large number of institutional investors, pension funds, hedge funds, have basically disrupted the normal function of the market in which the physical markets react to indications from the markets where futures are traded. the markets are falling signals that are impossible to read. >> your duty is to figure out how to change the rules that govern the game to ensure that the poorest people in the world get access to the food that you say is quite clearly out there. >> we need more transparency about the derivatives that are being exchanged, and the over- the-counter trading. we also need to have better information about stocks. for the moment, speculation is easy be
migrants. there will be meeting in paris and attended by ministers from european countries, canada, and the u.s. -- not people in romania are voicing their outrage at the expulsion. this concerns some delays send back from france. >> he did not have the luxury of a horse and the fans, but for six years he had a steady income, gathering scrap metal on a hand-held court. the french police gave him a bleak choice -- leave or be expelled. now he is determined to return. many expelled from france come from villages like this one on the far western edge of romania. for years, france has represented a lifeline for the poorest of the poor, and that is not one they're willing to relinquish easily. the party has deep roots. many here cannot read or write, and some have no identity papers are proof that they own homes or land. one unexpected consequence of the deportations has been to send them into self-defense. >> france and other countries have to stop this type of action against an ethnic group of roma in europe. europe [unintelligible] as in the time before the holocaust. >> some left re
told cur cure he hopes the film promotes action. >> it features jeffrey canada who shows it's possible to create jet stream great schools even in poor neighborhoods. this week the department of education announced grants to replicate his success in 20 more cities. >> it's not an issue that we should put our heads in the sand. we could actually fix this. >> reporter: but critics of the movie say it unfairly targets public schools, their teachers and unions. >> i thought it was a little slanted because i think that there are a lot of great public schools with great teachers and great administrators and great families. >> reporter: still... >> does anyone in your group think the status quo is working? >> no, not at all. >> reporter: they also agree on what's at stake. >> you know, i want to be a teacher. >> reporter: a child's future. >> i want to be a nurse. i want to be a doctor. >> reporter: michelle miller, cbs news, new york. >> couric: and you can see my complete interview with davis guggenheim on my webcast on cbsnews.com. that is the cbs news for tonight. thank you fur watching. i
into the mid-atlantic states. looks pretty cool for canada today. 14 degrees only from your high in winnipeg. and remaining at 17 in vancouver as well. all right. that's a look at your weather right now, and here is your three-day outlook. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> and that wraps up this edition of "newsline." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. thanks very much for joining us. we'll be back at the top of the next hour. see you then.
. the relationship between the gunman and the doctor is still unknown. russia and canada have both insisted they should have control over a disputed underwater mountain range in the arctic ocean. possession of the area would allow the owner to exploit any mineral resources. following a meeting in moscow, russian's foreign minister said the countries agreed the u.n. should rule on the issue. the verbal gloves came off at an e.u. summit in brussels today. they belonged to the french president nicolas sarkozy and e.u. commissioner delima. the. >> for weeks, now, french police have been dismantling illegal camps of roma and expelling some of them from france. the european union has threatened to take legal action against france, saying it is targeting ethnic groups. it has led to a major row between paris and the european union. today, it overshadowed a meeting in brussels. nicolas sarkozy was involved in a blazing argument with the most senior european official. >> this is a situation i have thought europe would not have to witness again after the second world war. >> today, he described those
to be quite chilly across canada again, 11 degrees in winnipeg but ahead of the storm, it's going to be very, very warm indeed. 24 degrees in chicago and 33 degrees in washington, d.c. finally, taking a look at europe, we've got plenty of wet weather working its way across the north, especially for norway today, and then of course for the british isles, this storm system will be spreading plenty of showers across the region but essentially, a high pressure system really in control across continental europe, so it will be dry and quite mild for many of you. still got that line of showers working its way across western russia and the balkan regions but generally looking at plenty of sunshine across central and western europe. berlin coming in at 19 degrees, 21 in vienna, moderate temperature here but it will be much, much milder towards the west for places like paris, 28 degrees with sunshine. here's your extended forecast now. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> that's all for this edition of "newsline." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. thanks very much for joining us.
coming down from canada. the west coast, you have been cool as of late, but at warm-up this weekend. a big front in the middle of the country, dividing the air to the east. another system in the northern rockies and another big storm in the gulf of alaska affecting mostly british columbia a few clouds from seattle to the puchapucget sound. it will be warm. temperatures are going to jump especially saturday into sunday. the only cool spot behind this little clipper-type system that's really moving fast through the northern rockies. the forecast for today, as i mentioned, the only chilly air up in seattle. everybody else, mild. beautiful around boise and vegas, nice. 96. you'll get hotter. phoenix, back up into the triple digits. los angeles, beautiful, warm weather, middle of summer-type weather over the next couple of days. into the 90s in most areas by saturday and sunday. san francisco, some of the most beautiful weather you've seen. 82 and sunny. we couldn't buy that. roseburg, oregon, 79 and sunny. one of the nicer days you've seen in a while. >>> warmer this weekend. show you t
operation dragon strike. >> go, go, go! >> reporter: three simultaneous attacks along a river near canada hard. -- canada hard. the green zone, a taliban stronghold never before entered by coalition forces. much of the first day was spent finding and destroying caches of weapons. as for the taliban themselves, there's nowhere to be found, they wisely fled the area to stand and fight another day. combat engineers using plastic explosives have destroyed bombmaking facilities and cleared improvised devices before advancing troops. the green zone is the gateway to can't hard, -- kandahar and wasa save haven for the taliban. home to tall tan hotels or bed-down positions. the taliban wanted to hold this area. for now they're gone. now it's the 101st's might -- mission to find them and destroy them. >> dan: a man detained after a tip-off he was carrying explosives on a pakistan airliner has been released. the plane was diverted to sweden after canadian police received a tip that the man was carrying explosives. no explosives were found on the plane. canadian authorities are investigating whether
carolina to new england to canada as a massive storm bears down on the east coast. we'll get the latest from the director of the national hurricane center. he's standing by live. and russia's military is blowing up tanks and missile launchers with a lot of air. we'll show you what's behind this secret inflatable arsenal. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the breaking news. an oil and gas production platform caught fire in the gulf of mexico today about 100 miles off the coast of louisiana. mariner energy, the company that owns the platform, says the fire began at one of seven active wells connected to the rig. 13 workers were forced overboard, but the coast guard says no one was hurt. the coast guard reports an oil sheen, although the company says there was no hydrocarbon spill. production from the platform recently averaged about 9 million cubic feet of natural gas and 1,400 barrels of oil each day. let's get some more from cnn's tom forman who is working this story for us. what do we know, tom? >> reporter: hi, wolf, mainly what we don't know at this
that canada, and listen, let's not sugar-coat it. it's not that everybody in canada thinks there are no issues with immigration. but canada has developed a different view of immigrants that you argue is more welcoming. >> well, i just looked at the data. you know, people are yelling and screaming about this in arizona, and 15% of the work force or the population is immigrants. in the united states, the city with the highest percentage of immigrants is miami. it's about 35%. in toronto or vancouver, virtually half the people are immigrants or what we call in canada, new canadians. and i think, yeah, there are problems here in canada. but the problem is, should the immigrant who is driving a cab but has a degree in dentistry or law or health care, should they be able to use their skills fully and build the economy and and i'll tell you what's really interesting. over in vancouver, which has an equal percentage of immigrants and have been attracting immigran immigrants from asia, when microsoft had to build a new laboratory, it said we can't get the skilled people in the seattle area. they put it
it got started. across the border from canada, but they have ties to where it began. >> he glue up there. the u.s. marshalls say when they arrested him they found him asleep in a couch at a friend in his old neighborhood. they found what they believed was the suspect's stolen chevy blazer with the interior burned out. that vehicle was parked behind a local shopping ball. >> shepard: what do we know why this guy was a suspect? a lot of reasons if for that. >> they had security video showing them leaving at the same time early wednesday morning. because of the suspect sex to offender status, they were suspicious and they searched the home north of charlotte. then they searched a motel where the witnesses believe he had been staying last week. finally, evidence led them to a self-storage you want where they found the victim's body wrapped in some material. >> shepard >> shepard: jonathan serrie, live tonight. the suspect of a serial stabber faces one count can of murder and four counts of attempted murder. police earlier charged a 33-year-old seen here in a non-fatal stabbing that did not e
in the u.s. and two in canada. all of the cases involve people who recently received medical care in india where the problem is widespread. >>> americans are washing their hands more often. a study finds 85% of people wash their hands in public restrooms, that's up 8% from temp and the highest rate since the survey began 14 years ago. they speculate the h1n1 outbreak last year may have sparked the improvement. no surprise here, the survey also found that women wash their hands more than men. all of that hand washing is a good thing, especially after a suggests the hand sanitizers may not do much to prevent the cold or the flu. they had them apply the san hand sanitizer to prevent an infection. 42% of the people tested positive for the common cold in the study. the number isn't much lower than the 51% in the controlled group that did not use a hand sanitizer. a sty study with a flu virus has a similar outcome. >>> a disease known as peripheral artery disease or pad occurs when fat builds up in blood vessels in areas of the body besides the brain or heart, specifically in the legs. this ofte
in canada. still descend-sized waves on the east coast. a lot of rip currents in florida, volusia county had 30-some rescues over the weekend. the forecast takes it out to sea over the next 24, 36 hours and not effecting more land areas. we get a break from the tropics this week and a break from any bad weather. we had a lot of heavy rain this weekend in south texas. corpus christi almost ten inches of rain. still cloudy and cooler, though. the nation is kind of divided now. high pressure over the great lakes, hot conditions over the southeast. the exception being where we are getting those pesky showers from corpus christi to brownsville. once you're north of there, it's going to be steamy. dallas in the 90s once again. 94 today. kansas city to denver, 90. summer is not letting go quite yet. but it's a cooler fall air mass. if you live in the great lakes, the mid-atlantic or new england, it's going to be a gorgeous fall-like week. temperatures today and tomorrow around 75 in new york. d.c. almost near 80. one of those days where you can get outside, if you can get away with it, take your ex
into canada. that could actually suck it back around and suck it back into atlantic canada, maybe toward greenland and iceland. so this thing may not be just done with one turn. it may come up, it may come in, and it may turn back. now, that turn back is cape cod. that's ugly. if this turn doesn't happen soon enough, that's landfall, north carolina, that's ugly. and then somewhere here, that would be right there, still in the cone, that would be long island. how many people are going to be out there. >> a lot of people go out there. >> absolutely. fonch >> for the labor day weekend. i knew if i gave you half an inch, would you blame canada somehow. >> never blame our people in atlantic canada. love them, love nova scotia. >> we will, of course -- cnn is your hurricane center for this, and we will stay on top of it. chad will. thanks, chad. >>> the phrase almost synonymous with dead ends, but peace talks under way in washington. a special u.s. envoy says this time may be different. i'll show you what they're talking about when they come back. there's no way to hide it. sir, have you been
. because fall and cool air is up in canada. it's bumping up against that really moist, hot air over the middle of the country. that's why we're going to get wet weather especially on this front as it sags through iowa and northern missouri, wisconsin, eventually even into chicago. we'll have to watch out for a chance of strong storms. eastern seaboard, high pressure in control. this is a cooler air. it's once the high moves away, that return flow, that really warms things up. trouble spot today maybe going in and out of the minneapolis airport early this morning. but those storms are already starting to head out. eventually they'll work their way through wisconsin, much of iowa. they shouldn't arrive into chicago until later this afternoon or this evening. so the forecast for your tuesday, nice conditions. new england, cool start. beautiful afternoon. same with d.c. but hot weather from atlanta down through montgomery, shreveport, memphis. these areas had a very hot summer, lynn, and it's going to continue today. i mean, usually, an example, in louisville, three weeks ago we should
in their native canada, she news was shocking. janis had untreatable bone cancer in her pelvis, a tumor the size of a woman's hand. doctors said the only way to get the tumor was to cut off the lower part of her body and put her back together again. the risk was enormous. janis would lose one of her legs and no guarantee her remaining leg would be okay. >> their goal was for me to survive, to see my babies grow. >> reporter: surgery could not be done while janis was pregnant and she had her baby delivered early by c-section. her son, leland, was born healthy but janis had a tough road ahead. her family traveled to the mayo clinic in minnesota. and they practiced on cadavers. >> she was the first person we tried it on. >> reporter: doctors called the pelvic construction pogo stick rebuild performed in two separate operations. during the first procedure, the surgical team removed janis' left leg, half of her pelvis where the tumor was located, her tailbone an left spine. in the second operation, they took the top portion of the leg removed, rotated it and secured it to her pelvis. then, they shift
by topping the previous mark set at the university of alberta canada. the owner says he got the idea sitting around his dorm room. who doesn't love dodgeball. >>> angry about getting a parking ticket? the city of cambridge, massachusetts says just chill. in fact, just ohm. tickets come with envelopes that illustrate yoga positions so you can make that anger simply melt away. at least that's the theory. >> i think it's a waste of an envelope. if i know it's a tickets, i'm not looking at the poses. >> it's absolutely absurd. >> generally there was not a lot of money associated with doing this. most of the things are things we do anyway. >> i guess the idea was to make you feel good. officials hope to debunk the idea that parking tickets are a hostile action. obviously not anyone is that convinced. they want to know why do i have to pay this $25? >> i'm doing well. >> you had an interesting week, didn't you? >> i'm seeing this ecosavvy economic figure. a lot of folks don't realize this is the invention of this man here, ted turner. you had a chance to sit down and talk to him about captain plan
will argue on constitutional grounds. a student of islamic studies crossing the border from canada coming to america. this is the suit. they take his suitcase, his laptop and they weapon the laptop for 11 days and he says, not fair, wrong. so, i'm saying, what's the difference between a suitcase, any customs guy, any agent of the period can look at your suitcase and open it and in expect it, what is the different -- difference between a suitcase and a laptop? >> you put into a laptop information you do not expect to go to the government and the constitution reserves things of this nature. in the clash which you set up so nicely in the introduction between personal privacy and safety, the framers did not put them in a position of equality. they pull at the doubt in favor of the privacy and against personal safety. it looks like a copy of the constitution in the hands of an englishman. >> nowhere in this wonderful document does it say anything about not being allowed to search anybody we want and anything we want at the border. i would be inklined to agree if we were calling the streets of
values , modern values. look at the u.k. commonwealth from canada to subcontinent, u.k. is having good relationship. turkey is also the kind of political advantages we have been using this... i think this should be seen quite normally. france, spain. spain's relation to latin america, very special agreement. >> rose: so you're saying that the relationship you can have with the cross section of people within the islamic community and otherwise? president assad in an interview with me that was widely e quoted when i asked "what is your fear?" and he said "making sure syria remains a secular state." do you have that fear at all about you are the economy? >> there's not any question, any debate on if turkey should be secular or not secular. there's a consensus on this use it's not a question that turkish not be a secular state. secularism means the fundamental part of the constitution. no one wants to change this. religious freedom for all the religion is different. but state and religion should be separated if they are unhappy with this. >> rose: what, then, worries you the most about the
out too. canada's guys, new zealand, costa rican. the u.n. represents from 27 countries in europe all pied-pipered out behind the americans while mahmoud ahmadinejad kept talking from the little step stool they presumably put up to the podium. when he started to say how most of the world knows 911 was an inside job by the u.s. government. a lot of times diplomacy is so subtle, international relations turn on whether you're guy's dinner at the white house is a state dinner or technically looks like a state dinner. who bows to who and how deeply and what you're wearing when you did it. points of protocol, these imperceptible slights. except when it's not. it was as satisfying as it was blunt. for all the drama today of walking out on little mahmoud ahmadinejad what got less coverage was something almost as blunt and almost as satisfying but without the dramatic visuals. four years ago our friends in russia said they were going to sell iran a billion dollars worth of missiles that iran said they wanted to use to defend its nuclear facilities. there's a ban being sold of any hi-tech. the
, canada, australia take their own measures as the united states has done, to further sanction the iranian government. that is necessary. one would hope russia and china would now play a much more vigorous role in sending a tough message to iran that this kind of behavior is out of bounds, and that further sanctions will be forthcoming if it continues. >> nicholas burns who has been there, done that, negotiating with the iranians and negotiating at the u.n., thank you very much, nick. good to see you. >> thank you. >>> while we're been over here in tehran, there's a primary election going on back home. a lot of fantastic politics. with all the hot races, here is norah o'donnell. norah? >> great reporting there in tehran. here in the u.s. we are watching all the big races as voters head to the polls in seven states in washington, d.c. when the polls close tonight nearly all of the midterm ballots will be set. the big question, how anti-washington, anti establishment will voters use to be this year? this hour, the man whose job it is to keep house democrats in power, democratic congressional
drunk driving laws in north america goes into effect today in canada's british columbia. first-time offenders could face criminal charges and up to $4,000 in fines and fees if they refuse a breathalyzer test. >>> the u.n. general assembly meets today with representatives from 192 countries expected. one big topic, worldwide poverty. >>> lady gaga is among the activists today demanding a repeal of the military's don't ask, don't tell policy. they will rally in portland, maine. >>> finally this half hour, turning off the lights. this week we say good-bye to a symbol of american ingenuity, the incandescent lightbulb. >> ge will literally stop making the old-style bulbs to make way for more efficient ones. jeremy hubbard sheds a little light on the story. >> reporter: the bright idea that illuminated the world is reaching a less than glowing end. this week, ge is shuttering this plant in winchester, virginia, its last u.s. factory producing plain old incandescent lightbulbs. new energy standards will all but ban the bulbs over the next four years, forcing millions to switch to comp
this morning. is any other place in harm's way? >> newfoundland, canada. so as this storm begins to accelerate, folks in canada are going to have to deal with it, as well. i think the big story with this storm is how big it was. and because of the actual size of this thing, they had tropical storm-force and hurricane-force winds in such a long duration just that constant battering of the island is where you're seeing most of that damage. but as john pointed out, the building codes are pretty strict. but about half the people at one point, at least, without power. all right. there you see the storm now. it's about 135 miles to the north of bermuda right now, and it is accelerating north/northeast at 20 miles an hour. it is still a hurricane with category one strength. and this is the forecast track. it'll probably scoot the coastline of newfoundland, a category one storm, and then eventually getting into extra tropical -- more like an atlantic type of storm with winds, though, that tropical storm force winds go out over 300 miles from the center. as reynolds pointed out, they'll be dealing with
of weather. igor hit parts of newfoundland, canada yesterday and scooting off to the northern atlantic. and this is from a tropical storm in the pacific. some of that will get into the desert southwest for flooding there. rain across south texas and severe weather threat across the northern tier as this front tries to cool things off. but ahead of it, it's going to be toasty. 85 in new york, 91 in d.c., there were a slew of highs yesterday, and even though tonight fall arrives, the heat will continue. >>> well, listen to this, a group of students from virginia tech, they won a competition in europe. it's called a solar decathlon. they were able to prove that they could build a solar-powered house and it be sort of comfortab comfortable. check it out in this week's "edge of discovery." >> reporter: welcome to the home of the future. when you wake up, the cold concrete floor warms up. your favorite music starts playing, and coffee begins to brew. and as you drive away, the house locks itself. >> the house is the solar house that gets all the energy from the sun. >> reporter: a group of v
. then the european union came behind, as did japan and south korea, others, canada, and imposed an even more sweeping set of sanctions as did our own congress. so in three layers, the iranian regime finds itself more isolated and under more economic pressure than ever before. we are seeing very tangible signs that they are scrambling for everything from insurance for their shipping to fuel for their aircraft. >> as you know, i was in tehran last week when sarah shourd was released, and now on sunday she came back to the united states. this is what she had to say about shane and josh, the two other american hikers. watch. >> the only thing that enabled me to cross the gulf from prison to freedom alone was the knowledge that shane and josh wanted, with all their hearts, for my suffering to end. my disappointment in not sharing this with shane and josh was crushing, and i stand before you today only one-third free. >> is there any hope at all about these two other americans? because president ahmadinejad says that he doesn't control the judiciary, and we see a lot of evidence that there are divisions wi
: even one republican in the senate noted great britain, australia, israel and canada allow gays to serve openly in their armed forces. >> and none of these countries, not one, reports morale or recruitment problems. >> reporter: the marine general nominated to lead the corp. weighed in on don't ask don't tell on the hill today. you'll hear what general james amos thinks on the news edge at 11:00. >> see you then. >>> a deadly day for u.s. troops in afghanistan. nine nato service members killed when their helicopter crashed in zabul province. a senior military official says a large number of americans were among the dead. it was the deadliest chopper crash for the coalition in four years. the taliban claims it shot down the helicopter overnight. there were no reports of enemy fire in the area. >>> maryland's green party candidate running for the u.s. state was killed in a horrible car accident. natasha pettigrew was out riding her bike early sunday morning in largo when an suv hit her. tonight her mother shares the heartbreaking decision she made. laura evans joins us now with the story.
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. >>> hurricane igor still going strong, this time battering newfoundla newfoundland's coast in canada, packing high winds and heavy rain. >>> corruption on steroids, that's how one los angeles district attorney is describing the case of eight city officials from bell, california. the not so great eight faceed arainment within the last hour accused of pocketing some $5.5 million taxpayer dollars. the bell manager, former city manager and the rest were rounded up from their homes and hauled into jail. george lewis joins us from our bureau in burbank. describe the case against the eight city leaders. >> contessa, they're accused of looting the city treasury to the tune of $5.5 million appropriating the money for their own use without taxpayers' permission. it revolves around the high salaries paid to former city manager, robert rizzo and seven others. rizzo apparently had a compensation package that totalled $1.5 million. the way they did this was about five years ago bell was made a charter city which gave the city council sweeping powers to approve high salaries for themselves without taxpayer
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